A proud father of an Ipswich Town Academy player says they had an ‘incredible experience’ after a tournament in the Cayman Islands.
Josh Lucraft, a Hartismere School pupil representing the Tractor Boys’ Under-14s, took part in the competition, held on May 4 and 5, against seven other sides, including outfits from Jamaica, Honduras, the Cayman Islands, and the MLS.
The Suffolk side finished third out of eight teams.
Formerly a Diss Town youth player, Lucraft was recently offered another two year contract at the academy.
“The experience was incredible for all of them,” said proud dad Lee. “They stayed in a lovely hotel and they had some brilliant bonding time.
“Josh played very well and the team did well; they are a really good bunch of lads.
“He has got the potential and he has got a lot of hard work ahead of him. It is up to him how hard he works.”
“I have got high hopes for him, he is doing very well and the club is very happy with him.”
He added Josh, an Arsenal fan and central midfielder, modelled his game on the Gunners’ playmaker and Spanish international Santi Cazola.
The Ipswich Town Under-14s went viral earlier this season for a tiki-taka 13-pass goal against Millwall.